Postgraduate Course: Advanced Hebrew Texts A (BIST11011)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course aims to consolidate reading of classical Hebrew and to enrich experience of textual history and exegesis of the Hebrew Bible.
The course offers a close study of extended selections from the Hebrew Bible: introduction, translation, and exegetical commentary. The selection will focus on texts of the Pentateuch and as such deepens the knowledge of the first part of the Hebrew Bible.
The course has two aims: First of all, it focuses on enhancing primary-text language skills for Honours-level students and on introducing them to historical-critical exegesis, while, secondly, it gives an introduction into key texts from the narrative parts of the Hebrew Bible focusing on the Pentateuch.
Student Learning Experience Information:
After an introductory session that gives an introduction into research on the Pentateuch and its themes and texts, the further sessions focus on one central text each. While the first half of the session will concentrate on translation and analysis, the second half will asses central motifs and themes. Interactive elements will enhance the student experience, while a final presentation on one of the course texts will enable the students to demonstrate their achievement of the intended learning outcomes.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Biblical Hebrew Texts A (BIST10001)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Read and translate fluently Hebrew narrative texts.
- Have a good understanding of the methods of historical-critical exegesis.
- Be able to discuss the history and interpretation of key biblical texts and themes in the narrative parts of the Hebrew Bible.
- Demonstrate an ability to identify key terms and their meanings.
- Demonstrate good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliography.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Timothy Lim
Tel: (0131 6)50 8919
|Course secretary||Dr Jessica Wilkinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227